Houston Astros Minor League News

Astros Minor League All-Star Team


The Astros' system is deep, deep, deep. But in what's been an up-and-down year for the cream of the crop, what with promotions, injuries, and multiple shellackings, we've decided to make a team of...

INJURY: Carlos Correa hurt running bases UPDATED


Carlos Correa was injured in the Lancaster JetHawks game Saturday night. Still awaiting word on the extent of the injury.

Feldman and Clemens are back; Oberholtzer optioned


Astros starter Scott Feldman and reliever Paul Clemens are back with the big league club; Jose Cisnero to the disabled list and Brett Oberholtzer is optioned to AAA. Oh and Delino DeShields is back...

Astros Minor League Recap


While the big club was losing against the Athletics Thursday, things were looking much better down on the farm. The Astros minor league clubs went 2-1.

Astros MiLB Recap


A convincing win, a not-so-convincing loss, a bye, and a walk-off (not the good kind) for the Astros' Minor League affiliates on Wednesday.

Triple-A Team Headed Back to Round Rock?


Reportedly, if the Rangers buy the Oklahoma City Triple-A team, the Ryan family may steer Round Rock back to the Astros.

Astros trade Eric Berger to Athletics for PTBNL


Astros send Berger west to the Athletics for a player to be named later.

Former Minor Leaguers File Suit Against MLB


Aaron Senne, Michael Liberto, and Oliver Odle filed a suit this month in the U.S. District Court, alleging violations of wage and overtime laws by Major League Baseball.

What's In A Name: When Minor League Teams Re-Brand


With talk of the Astros moving their Triple-A affiliate to The Woodlands, let's stop to consider other recent minor league moves, including the re-branding of the Akron team and the move of San...

Astros Podcast: Money And Urine Samples


On this weeks Astros Baseball and Minors podcasts we discuss: Jose Altuve; Forbes and the Astros profitability; Austin Wates; PED suspensions for three minor league players; minor league playoffs...


LIVE: Astros Profitability, Forbes and Jose Altuve


Astros Baseball Podcast: Forbes, Jose Altuve and listener questions Astros Minors Podcast: Whatever Brooks wants to talk about

Three Astros Farmhands Suspended


D'Andre Toney, Michael Martinez, and Jose Fernandez. - all with ties to Tri-City this year - have run afoul of the minor league drug program.

Eight Astros Heading to AFL; DeShields to Outfield


Eight Astros prospects are being sent to the Arizona Fall League. One of them is Delino DeShields who will be making the transition back to the outfield.

LIVE: Trade Deadline Wrap Up


In the Astros Baseball podcast we'll do a trade deadline wrap up and in the Astros Minors podcast we'll talk about the newest additions to the already stacked farm system.

The Anatomy of a One-Pitch Strikeout


Nick Tropeano did the impossible last night, striking out Midland RockHounds third baseman Vinnie Catricala with a single pitch.


Minors Report: Folty, Garcia, Stassi and Mier

A report on Astros minor league players Mike Foltynewicz, Rene Garcia, Max Stassi and Jiovanni Mier

The Luhnow Process II, the Pitcher's K to BB ratio


A look at how the K:BB ratio works out for the pitchers down on the Astros farm system.

Five Astros On BA's Top 50 Prospect List


Five names make Baseball America's most recent top 50 prospect list and that's without the recently drafted Mark Appel.

Appel Make His Professional Debut


Astros prospect Mark Appel makes his debut for the Tri-City ValleyCats with some encouraging results.


Deshields vs. Fontana

It has been conventional wisdom that Deshields has mildly disappointed this year, while Fontana has been humming along like Fontana does.

Oberholtzer Returns and Appel Set To Make Debut


Astros reliever Hector Ambriz is replace on the Astros major league roster by left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer. Oh, and Mark Appel is making his pro-debut Friday, July 5.

Five Astros on BP's Mid-Season Prospect List


Baseball Prospectus has a new top 50 list out and five Astros prospects make the list.

Rising Stock Report


As sample sizes stabilize and prospects are seen by multiple scouts, stocks are changing. And the Astros have some intriguing prospects with rising stocks.

Farm Hands


Two of Houston's top prospects are both missing time with hand injuries.

Tandem Pitching Results from the First Week


I took the results of the first week from the Astros minor league season to analyze the effects of the new tandem pitching system.

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